1- Interfacial flow and thin film lubrication
Luleå University of Technology
"Optimisation of bearing geometry for linear sliders lubricated with piezo-viscous fluids"
Qingdao University of Technology
"Enhancement of Film Lubrication by Tailored Surface Wettability"
Emanuela DEL GADO
"Cohesive forces from confinement and structuring of ions and water"
2- Wear of materials
"Cold-Sprayed Metal Matrix Composites and Their Third Bodies"
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung
"Wear Scars do not represent Wear Loss – A Fretting Corrosion Example"
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
"Wear phenomena under partial slip fretting conditions"
Naval Research Laboratory
"Examining tribocorrosion of passivating steels - new materials and methods"
3- Fundamentals of friction
Université Grenoble Alpes
To be announced
Astrid DE WIJN
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
"Understanding the friction of atomically thin layered materials"
Tel Aviv University
"Structural Superlubricity Meets Grain Boundaries"
University of Basel
"Atomic friction and dissipation experiments with 2d materials"
4- Contact mechanics
University of Kiel
"From the insect adhesion to snake slithering: tribology and contact mechanics aspects of biological surfaces"
"Adhesion of hard, rough contacts"
"Theory of the leakage of seals with applications"
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Role of Mechanics and Chemistry in Contact Evolution"
5- Tribo-induced surface chemical and mechanical transformations
University of Windsor
"Effect of dissociated and physisorbed H2O on the friction of graphene and MoS2"
University of North Texas
"Towards sustainable superlubricity: in-situ formation of zero-friction and zero- wear lubricating films"
University of Pennsylvania
"Nanoscale in situ Studies of Anti-Wear Tribochemical Film Formation"
Vienna University of Technology
"Tribofilm formation in helicopter gears and how novel lubricants overcome loss of lubrication conditions"
6- Multiscale approaches for multiphysics modelling and in situ experiments in tribology
"In-Situ Observation of Solid-Liquid Interface and Its Nanotribological Property"
University of California Merced
"Atomic-scale Friction of 2D and Layered Materials"
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
"Rough surfaces and interactions between micro contacts"
7- Surface engineering in tribology
The Ohio State University
"Lessons from Nature: Bioinspired Mechanically Durable and Self-healing Superliquiphilic/phobic Surfaces"
SKF Research & Technology Development
"CVD and PVD Hard Coatings for Industrial Applications: Present Status and Future Needs"
"Advanced tribological coating solutions for next generation mechanical systems in extreme environments"
"Fundamental Aspects on Soft and Resilient Tribology of Solvent-Swollen Concentrated Polymer Brushes"
8- Biotribology, biomimetics
University of Delaware
"Cartilage Tribology: New insights into the conditions of the buried interface"
The University of Sheffield
"Synthetic test-beds for assessing human-object tribological interactions"
Imperial College London
"Unravelling and Exploiting the Complex Mechanisms Responsible for the Superior Tribological Behaviour of Natural Systems"
Southwest Jiaotong University
"Integration of Biomechanics and Biotribology for Functional Prediction of Artificial Joints"
9- Tribology in manufacturing processes and industrial systems
Shibaura Institute of Technology
"In Situ Solid Lubrication in Cold Dry Forging of Titanium by Isolated Free Carbon from Carbon- Supersaturated Dies"
"Investigation of workpieceside parameters and application of innovative surface engineering technology for improving the tribological performance within hot stamping"
"Friction Testing Methods for Cold Forging"
10- Tribology to face the education and societal challenges
Saitama Institute of Technology
"A Novel Method of Introductory Education for Tribology through Problem-solving Game Activity"
University of Ljubljana
"Green Tribology as an Indispensable Part of Sustainable Future and Associated Knowledge Challenges"
W. Gregory SAWYER
University of Florida
"Tribology Tackles Cancer and COVID-19"
SKF Research and Technology Development
"Tribology for a greener future - A bearing company perspective"
Partner Event - 48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology
University of Illinois
"Simulation and experiments of contact with soft materials having a gradient of stiffness"
Chiba Institute of Technology
"Time Effect on the Wear of Iron"
University of Freiburg
"Soft and aqueous lubrication"
University of Bradford
"Future Transport Priorities for Engineering Tribology"